Did you know that according to the Wedding Report, in 2021 there were 13,327 marriages in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the average cost of a wedding was $25,164?
That’s a lot of I-do’s and also a lot of cash! A large part of a wedding budget goes towards the wedding venue, which will also set the tone for your big day.
If you are planning a wedding in St. Louis, there are a ton of fabulous and unique wedding venues in the area.
With everything from chic and sophisticated urban settings to outdoor garden areas, St. Louis has it all. Here is a list of the best wedding venues in St. Louis to help you start your planning!
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
When you think of St. Louis, the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic Gateway Arch. The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is located in the heart of the city and is pure luxury.
The rooftop terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has stunning views of the Gateway Arch on one side and of the Mississippi River on the other.
Imagine having your ceremony 8 floors up on the rooftop at sunset with the Gateway Arch as your background, followed by a rocking reception under the stars.
There are also two indoor venues at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The Ballroom is a total of 7,308 square feet with a 1,200 square foot terrace overlooking the river.
For a smaller wedding party, you can choose the elegant 2,972-square-foot Mississippi Room for your reception. The overall vibe is sophisticated and modern.
Starting cost: $5,000
Capacity: Up to 500 seated guests
Bonus: Your wedding party can book rooms at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis and you and your beloved can get a honeymoon room for 2 nights, which is included in any wedding package.
World’s Fair Pavilion
Looking for an outdoor setting in the city? The World’s Fair Pavilion may be the spot for you. Built in 1909 with the proceeds from the 1904 World’s Fair, the pavilion was completely renovated in 1998.
This open-air space sits atop Government Hill in Forest Park. There are breathtaking views, unique architecture with arches, and of course a rich history.
The World’s Fair Pavilion is perfect for super-sized weddings with over 5,500 square feet in the pavilion. If you need additional space, the World’s Fair Pavilion can accommodate additional people on the surrounding park grounds.
There has also been a catering area added recently with access to water and electricity. Oh, and did we mention the views?!
Starting cost: $4,000
Capacity: Up to 500 seated guests
Bonus: The World’s Fair Pavilion has neutral hues and is a blank space for you to decorate however you want so that you can make your wedding dream become a reality.
The Larimore is located in St. Louis, Missouri, yet it feels like a country manor. Set on 6 acres, the estate was built in the 1800s.
The Larimore has been recently restored to its natural historic state and upgraded with all of the modern amenities needed for a wedding.
Family-owned and with both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, The Larimore exudes history, class, and elegance.
If you are wanting a garden wedding, this is the spot. With a romantic gazebo, gorgeous flowers, a fountain, arches, and cobblestone walkways, this space is gorgeous.
For a more traditional ceremony, there is a wedding chapel with a vaulted roof, high beams, and wooden pews for a classic wedding vibe. This one-of-a-kind venue is absolutely stunning!
Starting cost: $8,000
Capacity: Up to 250 seated guests
Bonus: There is a vintage barn on the property that has been restored with mahogany woodwork for a rustic, yet sophisticated country wedding.
The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
Are you and your fiance lovers of music and art? If so, then The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries may be your venue.
Located in the Grand Center arts and entertainment area of St. Louis, this landmark building was established in 1912 and has a rich history.
The Sheldon Ballroom overlooks the city’s Central West End and has restored polished wood floors and high ceilings with skylights. There is even a full stage for your reception entertainment!
The Sheldon Concert Hall is one of the nation’s best performance facilities. With perfect acoustics and 712 original wood theater seats, it’s the spot for your ceremony.
The Konneker Room is the newest addition to the venue and is located on the 3rd floor of the Emerson Galleries Building. With spectacular views and art collections, the architecture is Arts and Crafts style. Last but not least, the Kemper Atrium overlooks the sculpture garden and is the perfect spot for cocktail hour.
Starting cost: $1,800
Capacity: Up to 500 seated guests
Bonus: You can schedule a private gallery opening for your big day at one of 7 art museums associated with the venue.
Next up is a historic venue for your micro wedding. Atelier 1879 is located in historic Benton Park and is one of the most unique wedding venues in all of St. Louis.
With both indoor and outdoor spaces filled with antiques, the overall vibe is eclectic and industrial, yet classy.
The total venue is 3,200 square feet and has a large open space with a bar and 3 other smaller spaces. Outside there is a small patio with a fire pit.
Atelier 1879 also provides photo props that include: 1976 Porsche 911, 1969 BMW 2002, and 1979 BMW R75 Café racer. How fun is that?!
Starting cost: $1,000
Capacity: Up to 25 seated guests
Bonus: Imagine the one-of-a-kind photos your wedding photographer can capture with you and your new spouse in front of a classic sports car!
Trust is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis and is another very unique wedding venue guaranteed to wow you and your guests. Built in 1896, this renovated bank has a fascinating history.
The Trust Company financed the 1904 World’s Fair and then had a series of unfortunate events. During the prohibition era, there were several robberies thought to be masterminded by Al Capone for the Trust Company’s refusal to launder funds. There are also rumors that Trust housed a popular speakeasy and was supplied with alcohol from the Capone organization.
The Main Hall has stunning floor-to-ceiling windows and original coffered ceilings filled with ornamental artwork. Once the main lobby of the bank, the space exudes charm and glamour.
With 3,500 square feet, a wrap-around bar, and an open floor plan, the Main Hall is like stepping back in time. The smaller Sundance Ballroom is 1,800 square feet and has copper ceilings, antique chandeliers as well as hardwood floors. There is even a patio deck that has breathtaking views of the Gateway Arch and Mississippi River.
Starting cost: $2,500
Capacity: Up to 125 seated guests
Bonus: Trust is the perfect venue for a roaring 20s or Great Gatsby-themed wedding. How fun!
Barnett On Washington
The Barnett on Washington is located in midtown St. Louis and is another unique and historic venue. Built in 1921, The Barnett is on the National Historical Building Registry. This space is luxurious and elegant and the perfect spot for a grand wedding.
The Barnett on Washington is over 4,500 square feet and has a double grand staircase and Mission-style architecture. The Bronson House Patio is right outside the doors of the Barnett and features a granite wrap-around bar, slate waterfall, and gas fire pit. Perfect for cocktail hour or an outdoor ceremony.
Starting cost: $5,000
Capacity: Up to 180 seated guests
Bonus: With a central location in the city, guests can stay nearby and pre or post-funk at many of the nearby restaurants and bars.
The Last Hotel
The Last Hotel is another iconic St. Louis venue steeped in rich history. Located in the heart of the Washington Avenue Garment District, The Last Hotel was built in 1909 and is home to the International Shoe Company.
The architecture of the building is Art Deco and Neoclassical style with stone carvings and intricate metalwork.
The overall vibe is casual yet luxurious with an industrial feel. There are 2 main ballrooms in addition to some smaller rooms that can be used as a bridal suite or for cocktail hour.
There is an onsite caterer who makes delicious food and the culinary staff is more than happy to customize a menu for you. There is also a rooftop bar with a lap pool where you can toast your special day under the stars.
Starting cost: $10,000
Capacity: Up to 150 seated guests
Bonus: Room blocks are offered at The Last Hotel, as well as luxury and honeymoon suites for a destination wedding weekend in the city!
Gould Holdings Weddings & Events
Gould Holdings Weddings & Events is an elegant short-term rental property in St. Louis that exudes class and luxury. Perfect for a small, intimate micro wedding, the main venue is called the Gatsby Penthouse.
The Penthouse has 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms, and can sleep up to 10 guests overnight.
The 1930’s Penthouse has an original terrazzo staircase, Ming Dynasty vases, and a private rooftop terrace. The design is Art Deco style with a modern twist.
The space is over 4,000 square feet and is the tallest residential building in the area with amazing views of the city. The Penthouse can accommodate up to 50 wedding guests and is located close to many midtown attractions such as the Fox Theater, Powell Symphony Hall, and St. Francis Xavier College Church.
Starting cost: $1,500
Capacity: Up to 50 seated guests
Bonus: There is an on-sight wedding and event coordinator to connect you with all of the resources you need for a stress-free and memorable day!
Hilton St. Louis At The Ballpark
The Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is located in downtown St. Louis across from Ballpark Village. Only 2 blocks away from Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals and Gateway Arch, the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark is one of the premier wedding venues in all of St. Louis.
The Arch View Ballroom is 6,327 square feet and is a totally unique and awesome venue. With 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and with picture-perfect views of St. Louis Arch, the Old Courthouse, and Kiener Plaza. There is even a rooftop bar with fire pits and city views. With crystal chandeliers, the vibe is VIP high-class elegance.
Starting cost: $20,000
Capacity: Up to 300 seated guests
Bonus: Why not try and set your wedding date around a stretch the Cardinals are in town so that out-of-town guests can enjoy a game?!?